Study Plan

This program is of the following academic field:

Social Sciences and Humanities/Linguistics

I. Program Duration

The normal study period of Master of Teaching Chinese as a Foreign Language is 2 years. The maximum duration of study period is 3 years.

II. Study Mode


III. Medium of Instruction

Chinese and English

IV. Course Structure

Table 1: Core Courses (16 Credits) 

Course Title


Topics on Contemporary China

Chinese Linguistics 


Chinese as a Second Language 

Second Language Acquisition 

Case Study of Classroom Teaching and Practice 

Topics on Chinese Culture 

Cross-cultural Communication 

Elements of Chinese Language and Teaching 

Table 2: Elective Courses (14 Credits)
 (1) Chinese Teaching (4 credits) 

Course Title


Western Approaches to Linguistic Study 

Skills on Teaching Chinese 

Methodologies in Linguistic Studies 

(2) Chinese Culture and Cross-cultural Communication (2 credits)  

Course Title


Chinese Cultural Classics 

Comparison between Chinese Culture and Non-Chinese Culture 

(3) Education and Educational Management (4 credits)  

Course Title


Language Testing and Teaching Evaluation 

Teaching Design and Management 

Topics on the International Promotion of Chinese Language 

(4) Foreign Languages (4 credits) 

Course Title





Table 3: Others (6 Credits) 

Course Title


Academic Activities

Chinese Cultural Experience and Cross-cultural Practice

 Teaching Practice

Table 4: Thesis (10 Credits)

Course Title




V. Teaching Requirements

  1. Students are required to complete all the courses from Table 1, 2, 3 and to gain 36 credits during the first three semesters 
  2. The thesis must be written in Chinese. The content of the thesis must be related to International Education of the Chinese Language, including investigation, case study, and teaching design etc. Students are required to complete an original research master’s thesis and pass the thesis oral defense.

VI. Study Time

The duration for taking all courses is 18 months and the duration for thesis writing is 6 months. 

Classes are normally scheduled on weekdays.

VII. Graduation Requirements

Upon approval from the Senate of the University, a Master’s Degree will be conferred on a student when he or she has:

  1. Completed and met the requirements prescribed in the study plan of his or her program within the specific study period, and achieved a cumulative GPA of 2.50 or above (excluding thesis)
  2. Abided by the regulations of the University
  3. Cleared all fees and charges and returned all University’s property and equipment borrowed

If students pass all courses required in Table 1, 2 and 3 above with a cumulative GPA of 2.5 or above, but fail to submit or pass the final thesis oral defense during the specified period, he/she can only get a completion certificate.

*Students, admitted before the academic year 2018/2019, please refer to the regulations of their admission year.

Note: All curriculums and study plans are based on the newest announcement of the Boletim Oficial da Região Administrativa Especial de Macau.

Note: In case of any discrepancy, the Chinese version shall prevail.

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